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Hilleroed Municipality, Denmark
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Stayed here for 6 days during Pongal Celebration.Pongal is a four-days-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu,one of the most important popular Hindu festivals of the year. Could not have been a better place for that. It is 5 km outside Kanchi, in a very nice clean and quiet residential area. Everybody in the area were embellishing the floor space...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed January 24, 2016

My wife and I stayed 4 nights here which was not long enough. Took a full day tour with Jeyaraj which included some temples, silk weavers and social projects (rural school, milk cooperative). Basic accomodation. Very good home cooking. Very helpful arranging car and driver for day trip to Mamallapuram and help catching train to Bangalore from Arrakonam junction. Though...

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vermont
Reviewed February 23, 2015

We chose to stay at RIDE because we were interested in learning about the reality of a rural development organization. We had one full day of visiting the projects that RIDE has been involved with over the 30 years of its existence. The projects range from abolishing child labor in weaving factories, to establishing schools, to supporting a village self-help...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stayed at RIDE in September 2014 for a couple of days. The Guesthouse is very clean and also big and it is seperated from the owner's place next door. It is a bit out of Kanchipuram in a very harmonic and beautiful little residental area, where you can get a little peace. For me this was good after a...

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We booked 2 nights at RIDE, at the end of our 3 weeks travelling round Kerala and Tamil Nadu, as we wanted to find out something about the lives of ordinary working people. Britta and Jayaraj organised a village tour for us, where we met 2 local teachers, silk weavers, a tailoring class and 2 home businesses set up using...

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Chennai
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My family ( Me , my wife and my sister who had come visiting ) wanted to travel to Kanchipuram for a short trip but we had a problem ( I am sure a lot of others face exactly the same problem ) due to which travelling together had become quite an impossible thing . We have Dog :) a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 3, 2012

My time at RIDE has spanned the past year as a volunteer, staying at RIDE for up to three days a week and getting involved in many of the activities of the NGO (Non-government organisation). Staying at RIDE is a unique opportunity; it is about real life in India and is off the main tourist trail, located in a village...

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Germany
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed at this place in June 2009 for some days and it was amazing to see and to learn, what Jayaraj and his family reached for the village people. The guesthouse is - compared to other hostels we stayed during our 3 month India travel - incredibly clean, the food is excellent. We recommend this place - if you...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 18, 2012

I stayed at the RIDE HomeStay for 3 weeks whilst working as a volunteer for this amazing little NGO. The guesthouse is a great place to stay, very comfortable, very welcoming, wonderful home cooked food. RIDE'S Founder Jeyaraj and his wife Britto are amazing people who have dedicated their lives to challenging the scourge of child labour and bonded labour...

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 24, 2012

I stayed at RIDE in June 2012 and would highly recommend a visit! The opportunity to learn about the NGO work of RIDE is unique and gives a real flavour of grass-roots development work in South India. Jeyaraj and his family are truly inspirational and are an absolute joy to stay with, and Britto's food is fantastic. Staying here is...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer friendly basic homestay accommodation in the RIDE Guest House on the outskirts of Kanchipuram. Traditional Indian or continental breakfast is included, and purified drinking water is available throughout the day. Lunch and dinner can be provided for an additional cost. RIDE is a local NGO working to alleviate child labour, promote human rights and empowerment of women in the Kanchipuram District; by staying here you will be helping to support this work. ... more   less 

Additional Information about RIDE Guesthouse

Address: 46 Periyar Nagar | Little Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram 631 503, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanchipuram
Price Range: $11 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
RIDE Guesthouse Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
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“There is one room with a double bed, and two rooms with single beds which is why I rated this as average. Hot water is very sporadic.”
 of 5 bubbles twanetdl, Feb 23, 2015 | Read review
“1st floor room has big balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles SueAndLudi, May 4, 2014 | Read review
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